Cauldhame Estate

Country House & Cottages

Cauldhame main house Main House

Sleeps 13
7 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms

Stable Stable Cottage

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

Cauldhame main house Barn Cottage

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Cauldhame is ideally situated for access to Central Scotland and the Highlands with their associated history, historic buildings, food & drink and natural environments which really need exploring further.

Dining Out

Starting closer to home, there are several excellent restaurants in Dunblane (4 miles), Bridge of Allan (6 miles), Stirling (10 miles) and Perth (30 miles). Here are a few suggestions:

The Riverside Inn, Dunblane:

Cromlix House, Dunblane

Gleneagles Hotel

Mr Singh's, Dunblane - Will also deliver to Cauldhame

Nairns, Bridge of Allan - Nick Nairn is the TV chef from BBC's Landward

The Westerton Arms, Bridge of Allan

The Meadowpark, Bridge of Allan

Birds n Bees Restaurant, Causewayhead

The Riverhouse Restaurant, Stirling

Roman Camp Hotel, Callander

Coorie Inn Restaurant, Muthill

Scotland in the Movies

In a recent BBC article, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said more people were visiting after Scotland was used as a location in films such as Mary Queen of Scots, Outlander and Outlaw King. For those of you interested in seeing these wonderful locations for yourselves, we have listed below some of these castles and houses etc. with the distances/travelling times from Cauldhame. More info on these special places can be found on the HES website (link above) and the Welcome to Scotland website (link below).

Doune Castle (Castle Leoch in Outlander) is 8 miles away - 20 minute drive

Stirling Castle (link to website below) - 10 miles/21 minute drive

Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots AND as Wentworth prison in Outlander) - 29 miles/40 minute drive

Dunfermline Abbey (now the real-life final resting place of Robert the Bruce) 34 miles/48 minute drive.

Aberdour Castle (used as the monastery in episode 16 of Outlander) - 40 miles/1 hour drive

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness - 182 miles/3 hour drive

Edinburgh Castle - 45 miles/1 hour driving/train

Blackness Castle in West Lothian (stands in for Fort William in the first series of Outlander) - 34 miles/45 minute drive

St. Andrews Castle - 59 miles/80 minute drive

Fort George - 144 miles/2 hour 15 min drive

Glasgow Cathedral - 35 miles/45 minute drive

Skara Brae, Orkney 281 miles/8 hours drive & ferry

Real film buffs will know that Scotland has long been used for movie locations. One early example is the 1959 version of The 39 Steps, starring Kenneth More, which had extensive location filming in Scotland, including North and South Queensferry, Dunblane, Balquhidder, Altskeith and at the Falls of Dochart in Killin, as well as other parts of Stirling and Perthshire such as Brig o' Turk and its 1930s wooden tearoom, which featured as "the Gallows" inn. The film also includes a large section in Edinburgh at Waverley Station and at Princes Street Station (closed in 1965), and on the Forth Bridge.

Before the Outlander series, Doune Castle was better known for its role in the 1975 movie, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, as it became a must see venue for countless Python fans.


If you would like someone to come and cater for your cocktail/dinner party Moira & Geoff Cook at Cooks Comfy Catering are good local caterers, who know Cauldhame well and have catered for our guests. Contact details can be found on Facebook, search for: @cookscomfycatering.

Another private chef with experience of Cauldhame is Serena McIvor, who specialises in catering for functions and private dining. Further details can be found on Serena's website, here:

Places to visit

Link to Cauldhame's listing on "Welcome to Scotland" website, where you can find loads of links to activities, attractions, events, entertainment etc. within 25km.

Nearby is Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park, which is an ideal destination for family trips. Here you will find lions, bears, chimps and elephants, as well as many other adventure activities.

Adjacent to the Safari Park is Briarlands Farm (, which is one of Scotland's leading farm parks, welcoming over 40,000 visitors each year and providing an educational, safe, fun experience for children and their families.

Stirling itself, is well known for the imposing Stirling Castle ( that sits above the town, as well as the Wallace Monument ( and The Thistles shopping centre (

Fishing is available locally, information on Stirling Council's website Fisheries around Stirling.
For golfers, there are excellent courses locally at Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Stirling, whilst the world famous Gleneagles ( is within a 20 minute drive.
Deanston Distillery ( & Doune Castle are also in the vicinity. Tullibardine Distillery offers tours (
Day trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow are popular.

Clay pigeon shooting at the Scottish Clay Shooting Centre ( is an excellent day out when combined with a visit to Tentsmuir Forest and a picnic on the wonderful, huge sandy beach (

Other nearby visitor attractions include:

Dunblane Cathedral -

Dunblane Museum

The Falkirk Wheel -

The Peak Sports Village, Stirling -

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